Monday, January 12, 2015

"Override (Glitch, #2)" by Heather Anastasiu

Override (Glitch, #2)"Override (Glitch, #2)" by Heather Anastasiu

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Published: February 12, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: MeL Cat
Read December 17 to 18, 2014

Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.
Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

I know that I have said it before, and I will say it again: this book has really stupide names. I'm pretty sure the author just took a bunch of names, and then changed a letter or two. I found a few names and then tried to figure out what they could have started out as.

Zoel (Zoe) = Zoey/Noel
Adrien = Adrian
Molla = Molly
Maximin = Maximus/Maximilian
Jilia = Julia/Jillian
Henk = Hank
Filicity = Felicity
Markan = Marcus
Rand = Randy
Xona = Mona/Iona (WTF?)
Tyryn = Taran (WTF?)

There are plenty more names, but these are just the ones that I remember right of hand.

Of course, Adrien saves Zoe's ass every time that she gets into trouble. And since she is so special, she is allergic to pretty much everything in the outside world. So being the special snowflake that she is, like every other Mary Sue, she needs special attention. Bleh. Really, that's probably the main problem that I have with this trilogy. Zoe is such a Mary Sue, and she can't do anything on her own. She needs help doing EVERYTHING. And of course she has the most powerful super power thing.

I still really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't. Zoe and the names were just so incredibly stupid.

MARY SUE!!! She just has it soooooo hard with having the strongest super power. Cue tears. Her like is just absolutely terrible! I wanted her to shut up and deal with everything.

She was also pretty pathetic. And then he started brooding like so many other love interests. He became overly dramatic that I wanted to punch him. And then something terrible happens to him! Gasp! Surprise, surprise.

Overall, this started out as a great idea, but it wasn't executed very well. It could have been so much better had the romance not been pretty much the entire plotline. I don't want to read about whining lovers. If I wanted that, there are plenty of books that I could have read, like Twilight or the rest of the Mortal Instruments books.

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